.The episodic buffer was created by Baddeley. It was a change that he had made to the working memory model he originally created. The buffer is the "backup store of memory that communicates with both long term memory and the components of working memory" (164).
. The significance of the episodic buffer is that it can hold information for very long periods of time and it has a better ability to hold the information than the phonological loop and the visuospatial sketchpad.